restorative care

Dental Implants

Aside from being able to eat, smile and speak better, dental implants may help prevent the onset of the diminished facial profile because of loss of bone mass in your jaw bone. Placement of dental implants may prevent bone loss and restore the facial skeletal structure. Implants can be placed singly or in multiples as part of larger “smile enhancements” or full mouth rehabilitation procedures.
A dental implant is a short titanium rod that is placed into the jaw bone to act as a firm foundation for fixing a crown or in some cases to retain or stabilize a denture. The titanium implant effectively replaces the missing root of the natural tooth. Titanium is used as it naturally bonds with the jaw bone, a process known as ‘osseointegration’.

How does the dental implant process work?

The implant process begins with a small surgical procedure carried out under local anesthetic. Next, a small hole is drilled into the jaw-bone in the area where the tooth replacement is required and the titanium implant placed. The implant is then allowed to fuse with the surrounding bone to ensure a good foundation for the abutment (support collar) and crown.
The integration phase can take up to 6 months and during this time you may be fitted with a temporary crown.

Bone grafting:

In some cases, a patient may have insufficient jaw bone for the placement of an implant. This can occur when a tooth has been missing for some time and the bone in the area of the loss gradually deteriorates. This can be rectified by bone grafting or in some cases a sinus lift. We will advise if this is necessary during our detailed consultation process.

Dental Implant Techniques:

Traditional implant procedures are typically two-stage i.e. the placement of the titanium rod and integration followed by placement of the crown. However, in some cases, it may be possible to place implants on the first visit, a technique known as ‘immediate loading’. Another technique called ‘all on 4’ uses four implants per arch to support a fixed bridge and can provide a full set of new teeth in a single day.

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Keep in mind that these techniques are only suitable in some cases and our dentist will advise you about all of your treatment options.

Crowns And Bridges

There are some cases where the tooth needs a bit more support and protection. Here at Sierra Springs Dental, we have crowns and bridges that are made out of quality porcelain. Each of these is made to look exactly like a natural tooth to give you a naturally beautiful smile. We make sure that all our crowns are custom made and match perfectly to our patient’s tooth color.
Remember that though a dental crown can be used to restore the body of the damaged tooth due to decay or trauma, a dental bridge can help restore a series of affected teeth. It provides a much more stable support if you are missing 2 or more teeth. We offer all-porcelain crowns and bridges that provide exceptional durability and looks completely natural. People won’t even know that they are not your real teeth.


Dentistry is all about smiles, and having a confident, healthy, beautiful smile is important even for patients wearing dentures. Our practice provides personalized denture services that meet the needs and comfort levels of our patients. All of our patients are unique so we create dentures that are suited for their case so that it feels good and look natural.

What are dentures?

Dentures are natural-looking replacement teeth that are removable. There are two types of dentures: full and partial.
  • Full dentures are given to patients when all of the natural teeth have been removed. Conventional full dentures are placed after the gum tissue has healed, which can take several months. Immediate full dentures are placed immediately after the teeth have been removed and may require frequent
  • Partial dentures are attached to a metal frame that is connected to your natural teeth and are used to fill in where permanent teeth have been removed. Partial dentures are considered a removable alternative to bridges.adjustments during the first couple of months of use.

How do I know if dentures are the right choice for me?

Dentures are not for everyone. If you’re interested in learning more about dentures and want to know if they are the right choice for you, please schedule an appointment. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you might have, and can determine the best course of treatment for your ongoing dental health.